This is the MEGA-LIST of fun things to do over the summer! Anything on the chart that has an asterisk next to it has more information and instructions. Scroll down and find the activity you want to do. If it’s underlined, click on it to go to the instructions. Have fun!
1. Hunt for bugs.
2. Use water to “paint” the house, sidewalk, patio, etc.
3. Set up a backyard obstacle course and time each other.
4. Leave notes for neighbors in chalk one the sidewalk.
9. Play balloon ball: hit balloons back and forth with hands or rackets.
10. Hide “treasure” and then make clues for someone to find it.
12. Use a long piece of aluminum foil to make a river.
13. Wash dishes + play with water in the sink or tub.
14. Dump out all your crayons and sort them by color.
16. Use a piece of cardboard to make a ramp to race cars down.
17. Use masking tape to create roads on the floor.
20. Take turns telling a silly story, each person adding a sentence.
21. Water all the plants. Ask permission to water neighbor’s plants.
22. Decorate a cardboard box to look like a car. Go for a drive.
23. Build a tent with blankets.
24. Set up an actual tent inside and have a sleepover w/toys.
26. Invite neighborhood kids over for a bike rodeo.
27. Spread butcher paper out and draw a city.
28. Glue cardboard boxes together to make buildings. Paint them.
29. Make lightsabers.
31. Attach ribbons to a stick and the dance with it.
32. Thread macaroni on yarn to make a necklace. Paint it.
33. Use toothpicks and mini marshmallows to build skyscrapers.
34. Draw chalk outlines of each other, then color them in.
35. Hunt for smooth rocks and then paint them.
36. Try to take pictures of things that are every color of the rainbow.
40. Search online for dot-to-dots and print them out to finish.
44. Decorate dollar store t-shirts with puffy paint.
46. Have a creating contest with playdough.
47. Make puppets out of brown paper bags.
50. Play two square or four square. Draw squares w/chalk.
51. Write a letter or email.
52. Listen to songs from your favorite movie and sing along.
54. Put hula hoops out in the yard and play frisbee golf.
55. Make a toy car wash with a little water in a bin and wash your toys.
56. See how high you can stack plastic cups.
58. Glue seashells on a dollar store photo frame to decorate it.
60. Make tin can stilts.
61. Set up indoor bowling with water bottles and a ball.
62. Cut up small pieces of colored paper and make a design with them.
65. Have a lego building contest.
66. Have an A-Z scavenger hunt (find things that start with each letter).
68. Draw a giant hopscotch on the driveway with chalk.
69. Create your own summer Olympics games.
71. Use washable paint to paint each others’ faces.
73. Play Charades.
75. Take a family nap. Get pillows and snuggle and listen to music.
76. Work on a puzzle (or get out two easy puzzles and race to finish).
77. Have a picnic in the backyard.
80. Skype or FaceTime with grandparents or cousins.
82. Write and illustrate a comic book.
83. Play toilet tag or TV tag.
85. Make a bird feeder.
88. Watch family movies.
89. Look at scrapbooks (or check out your parents old yearbooks).
91. Play dress up. Visit Mom + Dad’s closets.
92. Wash the car.
93. Collect leaves.
97. Color or paint paper doilies from the dollar store.
98. Collect sticks and leaves and use them as a paintbrush.
99. Play Duck Duck Goose.
100. Draw a target on the driveway and toss balls/sponges at it.